Day Camp Counsellor-Inclusion- Closing April 28 2024

Port Hope, ON, Canada
Student (High School)

The Camp Counsellor “Counsellor” - Inclusion is responsible to assist in the planning, delivery and supervision of the Camp programs with a focus on participants with identified needs or behavioural considerations; ensuring compliance with HIGH FIVE® standards, the Health and Safety Regulations; and Municipal Policies and Procedures.

Benefits and Perks

  • Optional OMERS Pension Plan from the date of hire
  • Work-life Balance Initiatives
  • Wellness, Social and Staff Ambassador Committees
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Perks and Savings Partnerships

Compensation and Work Term

$16.80 to $18.23 per hour
May to August


  • High school diploma preferred, however high school students will be considered based on maturity, skills and experience.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED or willing to obtain.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • HIGH FIVE ®: Principles of Healthy Child Development or willing to obtain.
  • Must be 18 years of age by July 1, 2024.
  • Valid and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Able to commit to the full term of employment and be available Monday to Friday From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Provide input on development of Camp programs; organize and implement Camp programs and assist in the supervision of all activities. Work in collaboration with all camp staff to plan, organize and implement camp programs and supervision of all activities with a focus on participants with identified needs and behavioural considerations.
  • Act as a leader within camp; accountable to the Senior Team Lead for all activities; ensuring the safety and participation of children.
  • Research information on working with identified needs and behavioural considerations. Broaden understanding and provide applicable assistance.
  • Provide feedback to Inclusion Leader, Senior Team Lead and/or Recreation Program Coordinator regarding program and participant integration.
  • Minimize inappropriate behaviour using learned techniques and acquired skills.
  • Develop individualized tools and management strategies for identified program participants, involving consultation with parents/caregivers, community organizations.
  • Evaluate and access the needs of participants based on written and verbal information provided to ensure the necessary program adaptations and modifications are implemented.
  • Interact with the Camp participants in a positive and professional manner in the delivery of the program; incorporate the principles of HIGH FIVE ® regarding healthy child development.
  • Comply with the Child Care Legislation and Child Abuse Policies as outlined at staff training.
  • Advise the Senior Team Lead, Recreation Program Coordinator of any problems related to equipment, programs or public inquiries and shall report any unacceptable behaviour to the Recreation Program Coordinator and/or Inclusion or Senior Team Lead.
  • Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrate their understanding that their personal actions impact the public’s perception of the Municipality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Recreation Program Coordinator or designate.
Submit an Application

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at on or before Sunday April 28, 2024.
Recruitment Process

The Municipality of Port Hope is a progressive employer who believes a diverse and inclusive workplace strengthens the team and fosters an environment where everyone feels as though they belong and their dignity, beliefs and identity are respected.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that provides a supportive workplace and equal opportunity for all employees. Accommodations can be requested throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews may be scheduled prior to the job posting closing date. All applicants will receive an automated email confirming the submission of their application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be further contacted by Human Resources.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Act, as amended.


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